The paint work on the Joffe doesn't look at all bad to me.
Just a bit 'used' as hard working tugs should look👍
I wouldn't mess with it.
The Smit's problems are not so much with the paint work itself but the preparation underneath☹️ You can still see wood grain where there shouldn't be any!
Just another coat of paint won't change that I'm afraid🤔
I'm afraid you've got a bit of sanding ahead of you!
Sorry to hear of your colleague's loss. My commiserations.
I know how he must have felt. I lost my 20 year old daughter in 2000.
Cheers, Doug 😎